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Prenatal Substance Exposure – Why Should I Care?

This course demonstrates the dangers of prenatal substance exposure for Drug Endangered Children (DEC) throughout their lives.


About This Course

This course describes how prenatal substance exposure has the potential to cause a variety of physical and developmental challenges for Drug Endangered Children (DEC) throughout their lives. You will be able to recognize the part you play in identifying children who are at risk, begin the earliest possible intervention even while still in utero, and understand your ability to change the trajectory of the child’s life. Intervention begins by starting a conversation using interviewing techniques and providing resources and sharing information with community partners.

Primary Audience

Law enforcement, child welfare, medical, legal, education and first responders.

National Alliance for Drug Endangered Children (DEC)

The National DEC exists to help make a difference in the lives of children who are living in dangerous drug environments.